The Gendarmenmarkt was initially the central market square of the city of Friedrichstadt. It is now in the center of Berlin, and is one of the most beautiful squares in the city. The French church, built in the eighteenth century by the French Protestants, is opposite the German church. Both have beautiful domes. In the square there is a slightly bohemian feel, with terraces, accordions and street singers. It is a nice place for lunch.